March 2023

March 2023 OUR MISSION: The Marion Public Library enhances the quality of life in our community by encouraging reading and the pursuit of lifelong learning. Click here to place your online reserves Director's Note Gary Branson, Executive Director Spring Adult Lifelong Learning: a great variety of classes planned. Registration for the Spring session of Adult Lifelong Learning is going on now with the first class slated to kick off March 6. Classes are led by subject matter experts, educators, and academic faculty. There are a wide variety of topics for spring including drawing, home organization, DNA genealogy, and gardening. The annual Book Buzz class taught by Library staff will be back by popular demand. In addition, OhioHealth neurologist, Dr. Alex Perchuk will teach a class about brain health. There will be a presentation from The Central Ohio Fire Museum, and a tour of the museum the following week. Or you can pick a wine appreciation class pared with wine tasting. Some classes are filling up fast, so don't hesitate - get registered. Come join other like-minded individuals who want to take a deeper dive into a number of engaging and educational classes. The initial registration fee is $25, which includes two classes. Each additional class is only $5! Note: Some classes have an additional fee for supplies. In-person registration is on a first come, first served basis. Payment can be made with cash or credit card. Download the full listing of classes and signup. Celebrating Women! ​Did you know that the month of March has more observances and holidays for women than any other? There’s National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day March 1; International Women’s Week March 4-7; National Women in Construction Week

March 5-11; International Women’s Day March 8; Women’s History Month and Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month! Let’s celebrate women from all walks of life, read about their accomplishments and put ourselves in their shoes with these great titles: Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon by Donald Clarke; Wild Women and the Blues: A Novel by Denny S. Bryce; Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World by Stephanie Schriock; The Lost Summers of Newport by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White; Woman of Light: A Novel by Kali Fajardo-Anstine; The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore; The Librarian Spy: A Novel of World War II by Madeline Martin; Her Hidden Genius: A Novel by Marie Benedict; And more! Happy Birthday Ohio! On March 1, 1803, Ohio became the 17th state to join the Union; the first state carved out of the Northwest Territory. The story of Ohio and its people is full of rich detail, quirky characters, heroic protagonists and villainous antagonists, dramatic plots twits, and more! Discover more about the state we all call home this Statehood Day with these great reads: Ohio: The Spirt of America by Diana Landau Buckeye Women: The History of Ohio’s Daughters by Stephane Elise Booth The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David G. McCullough Ohio and Its People by George W. Knepper Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America by David Giffels Little Ohio: A Nostalgic Look at the Buckeye State’s Smallest Towns by Karen Robertson Wireless printing at the Library. Print from your personal device at the library. Simply upload any document or file to our printing system through our website. On, click "Services" and then select "Wireless Printing" from the drop down menu. After you sign in with your library card and PIN, you can select files from your device to upload. Any files you have uploaded can be released from the public printing station on the second floor and printed at the cost of $0.10 per page.

Book Discussions stop by, pick up a book, read and join the discussion. FICTION: March 7 @ 6pm Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus NONFICTION: March 21 @ 6pm Come Fly The World by Julia Cooke Full 2023 Book Discussions List Click our calendar to see the full month of programing for March 2023 Library Calendar

KIDS LapSit Babytime starting March 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 10am specifically for babies 0-24 months. ALL Adult Lifelong Learning happening in March and April. There is a registration fee for these classes. TEENS more D&D for Spring and Teen Times throughout the month. COMING IN APRIL>>> Author Margaret Peterson Haddix will be at Marion Public Library April 6 to sign books. There will be books available free to students while supply last. Let's talk books. Our March Books In Focus We love talking about our NEW books during our Books In Focus program. We highlight a few books from the lists of FICTION and NONFICTION coming soon to our collection. Check out the new titles hitting our shelves within the month of March. March Books In Focus Selections | Watch The Video

Kids area Green with Envy One of the creative book displays that may catch your eye as you enter the Library. This one in the Kids area and just in time for March, St. Patty's Day or just for fun. New titles for younger readers - Browse Teens Check out a full list of books and when they may be available. Please remember you can always place a reserve if the book has not arrived yet or is currently checked out. BookMarks donate $25,000 to Library. This BOOKMARKS big check makes the sign above the door a GREAT accomplishment!!! This $25,000 donation to Marion Public Library brings the total donations of the BookMarks Friends of the Marion Public Library to $117,500 since their inception in 2015. This total represents BookMarket sales, your memberships, the fundraisers, the annual book sale, AND a ton of volunteer hours to accomplish it all. We can't thank our committed volunteers and the community enough for continuing to support the BookMarks causes in an effort to made donations like this possible. Book donations taken year-round for Annual April Book Sale. Now is a great time to make your book donations to the Library for the upcoming Book Sale. Each year this sale is one of the biggest fundraisers for the BookMarks

of Marion Public Library. Your donations make a difference. Just drop them off at the Library during open hours. If you need help to get them to the door, please ask at the front desk for help. Check for a current listing of BookMarket open hours and coming events. Mark your calendar for the April 20-23 Book Sale!! Biweekly recap with Wowbrary Love books as much as we do? Get your biweekly update on new titles coming to our shelves and other noteworthy book news from Marion Public Library every other Saturday. ​Sign up for Wowbrary Monday - Wednesday - 9am-7pm; Thursday & Friday - 9am-5pm; Saturday - 10am-3pm; FACEBOOK . TWITTER . INSTAGRAM . YOUTUBE